William Vinson Lowry

19 March 1897–27 January 1988 (Age 90)
Smith, Texas, United States

The Life of William Vinson

When William Vinson Lowry was born on 19 March 1897, in Smith, Texas, United States, his father, Doctor Clark Lowry, was 26 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Meador, was 20. He lived in Justice Precinct 2, Smith, Texas, United States in 1900 and Plainview, Hale, Texas, United States in 1920. He died on 27 January 1988, in Bexar, Texas, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States.

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Doctor Clark Lowry
Mary Elizabeth Meador
William Vinson Lowry
Richard Lawson Lowry
Doctor Roy Lowry
Raymond Brooks Lowry
Nona Elizabeth Lowry

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 4

Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful "oil boom".
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 26

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

Northern English, Scottish, and Irish: from a pet form of Lawrence .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William V Lowry in household of Dock C Lowry, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Venson Lowry in household of D C Lowry, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Vinson Lowry - Government record: Military record or discharge: birth-name: William Vinson Lowry

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